As we get older, we may start to feel that our memory is not what it used to be. It can be rather embarrassing when you keep forgetting someone’s name when you have met them three times already. The typical human brain can only hold seven pieces of information for less than 30 seconds. Most of our memories disappear within minutes. If you want to improve your chances of remembering something, try these simple techniques:
- After something has happened, stop to think about it.
- Talk yourself through what just happened or what you just did to improve your long-term memory of this specific event.
- Reproduce the environment in which you were first exposed to the information. Try to remember the look, feel and smell of your surroundings.